LG says no to tablet development in favor of smartphones

The tablet market for Android has gotten out of control with so many choices that it’s going to be awful tough to stand out in the crowd if you’re an Android manufacturer. LG recognizes this and is taking a step back with tablet development.

“We’ve decided to put all new tablet development on the back burner for the time being in order to focus on smartphones,” Ken Hong, a spokesman for Seoul-based LG, said in an e-mailed response to queries.

Right now LG is the No. 4 mobile phone maker so why not try to leverage that? As far as tablets go, they really didn’t have much success with the Optimus Pad or Optimus Pad LTE. I think this makes perfect sense for LG as I personally would like to see better phones from them.

On another note regarding the newly unveiled Microsoft Surface tablet, Hong did say “LG doesn’t see Surface competing with anything we’re focusing on at the moment.”

source: bloomberg